Maybe Dean Newton’s family and friends were right when they said he was crazy.
On paper alone the challenge looked grueling: 21 miles on foot—12 down and 9 up—over very uneven terrain.
Traversing 13 different climate zones ranging from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to triple-digit heat.
Nevertheless, the rewards of challenging himself to help others was simply too compelling.
Follow along on Dean’s amazing, heartfelt adventure in this article, Extreme Hike: Grand Canyon Edition originally published in 435 Magazine.